RFK Jr Solutions on Weapons Miss Key Factors & Go away Door Open for Extra Infringements

How are gun house owners who received’t give up their rights speculated to “unite” with gun prohibitionists who demand that they do? (Robert F. Kennedy Jr./Facebook)

“What’s going to you do to restrict semi-automatic weapons to make use of solely by army and regulation enforcement?” a girl requested unbiased presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at a New Hampshire townhall assembly (see video beneath). Her biased presumption was that such a ban could be fascinating, helpful, and constitutional, little doubt the results of counting on Democrats and the media (identical factor) for what she “is aware of” concerning the situation.

“I’m not going to take individuals’s weapons away,” Kennedy responded. “You already know, anyone who tells you that we will finish the violence to our youngsters that’s happening now by eradicating individuals’s weapons isn’t being truthful with you.”

He’s frolicked in rural communities, Kennedy defined. He’s seen that the “gun tradition… is intently tied to individuals’s identities” and notes these individuals view discuss of taking their weapons as “an existential risk.”

“It hasn’t labored it, has polarized our nation extra and it’s made individuals dig in additional and I’m attempting to finish the polarization,” he elaborated.  Folks concern “our total Structure is underneath assault,” and to underscore that time, Kennedy cited authorities censorship, figuring out dissenters on social media, and shutting companies in the course of the Covid panic with out due course of and compensation.

“Going after individuals’s weapons at this level in historical past is to me simply going to trigger extra polarization and make it in order that we will’t hear to one another anymore as a result of we get put into these sorts of tribal silos which we now have to in some way determine a option to get previous,” Kennedy asserted. “We can’t have any extra faculty shootings even when which means defending faculties the identical method that we defend Airways.”

His reply is method higher than a Biden different, and it sounds good on the floor– no less than to individuals who haven’t regarded very deeply on the situation, like a number of the YouTube remark posters.

“I’m going to refer individuals to this video after they say your anti 2nd Modification,” one responded. “I’m a pro-gun Conservative and RFK, Jr. couldn’t be extra appropriate on this level.  He has my vote,” wrote one other.

So, what did he miss? Other than the barn?

That the nation is “polarized” and liable to changing into extra so shouldn’t be his most important argument. Polarization is a necessity as a result of these in “tribal silos” demanding citizen disarmament are fallacious. “Compromising” with anybody corrupt or ignorant sufficient to imagine in any other case is surrendering to tyranny.

As for shielding faculties the identical method TSA protects airports, he would possibly need to seek the advice of studies like “TSA Chief Out After Agents Fail 95 Percent of Airport Breach Tests” and “TSA Misses 70% Of Fake Weapons But That’s An Improvement.” The reply isn’t increasing a federal Kabuki theater jobs program to extra “gun-free zones,” however as an alternative to notice the success of the Faculty & Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response armed response program:

“The FASTER program has educated over 3,000 lecturers and faculty workers. FASTER certified lecturers are in over 300 faculties across the nation. FASTER has packages in Ohio, Colorado, and Arizona. And it’s rising.”

Nowhere has Kennedy proven that he understands any of this, or of the true objective and that means of the Second Modification. As a substitute, his “going after individuals’s weapons at this level in historical past” qualifier is a pink flag – it implies there would possibly come one other time or set of circumstances the place he’ll return to his previous hostility to weapons and resolve the time is correct.

We shouldn’t neglect a 2018 tweet he deleted as a result of recalling it conflicts with the picture he’s attempting to venture now:

“Let’s be sincere. The NRA is as accountable for the MSD little one murders as in the event that they pulled the set off. NRA has turned 2nd Modification right into a suicide pact for our youngsters. When will we take care of NRA?”

That was then? That is now? Folks change? Right here’s a more current (2023) quote:

“Kennedy mentioned that he would get behind a bipartisan assault weapons ban, which the overwhelming majority of Democrats help, however has little probability of getting by means of Capitol Hill given widespread GOP opposition. ‘If we will get a consensus on it, if Republicans and Democrats conform to it and it passes Congress, I’d signal it,’ he mentioned.”

Sorry, Bobby. That form of polarizing discuss simply makes a few of us need to fortify our tribal silos. And gun house owners who don’t get that had higher sensible up earlier than throwing away their vote on a spoiler to the good thing about Joe Biden.

About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of a number of journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun proprietor rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a recurrently featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

RFK Jr Answers on Guns Miss Key Points & Leave Door Open for More Infringements is written by David Codrea for www.ammoland.com

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